Ernest Montgomery

May 9, 2012 • Obituaries


A memorial service for Ernest “Clay” Montgomery, 72, will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 12, 2012, at Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home, with Glenda Montgomery officiating. He passed away in El Paso, Texas, May 4, 2012.

Clay was born to Harry J. Montgomery and Rita Mae [auth] Petross, on March 30, 1940, in Mountainair. He grew up in Roswell and was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the US Army. He was a working cowboy his entire life, working at many ranches throughout the United States.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Margaret Louise Chase, of the home; three children; two sisters, Waedene L. Master, of Cassadaga, Fla., Helen M. Ridgell, of Las Cruces; and two brothers, Larry J. Montgomery, of Roswell, and Roy L. Montgomery, of Ashton, Idaho.

Clay was preceded in death by his parents, Harry J. Montgomery and Rita Mae Petross Montgomery.

Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories in the online register book at Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson-Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory.

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